So i was considering getting the DiMarzio FRED and maybe the PAF Pro or PAF Joe or maybe even an evolution, when i realized that i havent so much as looked at any other brand of pickups... which are the good Seymour Duncan or other pups for a similar, vai and satriani-esque lead tone, with adequate power and responsiveness?
In order from low to high output.

Pearly Gates, Screamin Demon, Custom 5.

But you could go Dimarzio you really want that kind of tone.
Ibanez -> Peavey -> Eardrums

Apparently I'm on some list of people to listen to..?
DiMarzios would definitely be the better pickup for the Satriani-esque tone.
My gear:

MIJ Squier Stratocaster

Washburn WR150 Quilted Top

Oscar Schmidt Semi-hollow Delta King

Epiphone Hummingbird

Amps: Fender Eighty-Five